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Elegant Maison de Maitre with garden, pool and views in large Minervois village

  • ID REF-­OLZ222
  • Listing type: For Sale
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 7
  • Plot Size 360 m²
  • Habitable Area 370 m²
  • Property type: B&B, Prestige Property
  • Postcode 34210

Property Description

Elegant, fully restored 19th Century ‘Maison de Maitre’, located in a cul de sac in the centre of the lively village of Olonzac, offering approximately 370m² of habitable space comprising 6 en-suite bedrooms, a one-bed owners’ apartment, guest reception rooms and garage, with an enchanting private walled garden, pool and views of the countryside.

The property, which was previously a lemonade factory, has been completely renovated and is currently a high-end guest house/ bed & breakfast. Throughout, the works have been executed to the highest standards with flair and good taste, conserving the character and the many period features found in the property, including marble fireplaces, cornicing, original wood staircases and encaustic floor tiles.

On the ground floor, an entrance hallway opens onto a grand salon with working fireplace, an office/local produce boutique and a stylish fitted professional kitchen/dining room with double doors opening out onto the garden and a staircase giving access to the owners’ apartment. Off the kitchen is a large reception room, which could be made into another living room or even a ground floor bedroom.

On the first floor there are four large en-suite bedrooms, as well as the owners’ private apartment which comprises an open plan living room with small kitchen, an en-suite bedroom with roll-top bath and walk-in shower, and a south facing private terrace. The top floor comprises a sumptuous suite and a further en-suite bedroom and a store room.

The exterior is particularly charming, comprising a walled garden of around 130m² planted with Mediterranean and exotic plants, a terrace under an arbor, an aviary, an original glasshouse, a water feature and a 6m x 2.6m² south facing pool.

Already a successful, 4 star rated chambres d’hotes, this elegant property offers several possibilities for income generation without any further financial outlay. Equally, it would make an alluring, authentic home with all modern comforts, situated in a very popular village with all amenities.

Ground Floor:
Entrance Hall – 19m²
Salon -15m²
Office – 15m²
Kitchen/Dining room – 46m²
Reception room – 32m²
Storage room – 8.5m²
WC – 2m²
Garage – 30m²

1st Floor:
Bedroom 1 with en-suite shower room – 18.5m²
Bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room – 24m²
Bedroom 3 with en-suite shower room – 20m²
Bedroom 4 with en-suite shower room – 21m²
Store room – 14m²

Owners’ apartment – 70m²

2nd Floor:
Bedroom 5 with en-suite shower room – 17m²
Bedroom/Suite 6 with en-suite bath/shower room and lounge area – 40m²
Store room- 8m²

Electric heating and reversible air conditioning in all letting rooms
New insulated roof in 2008
Double glazing throughout
Working fireplaces
Façade redone in 2014
Completely renewed electricity and plumbing
Tax Fonciere around 1300€p.a

Olonzac – Large, historical village in the Minervois with all commerce – restaurants, supermarkets, cafés, bakeries, weekly market etc. – 5 minutes from the Canal du Midi and Lac Jouarres (nautical and recreational lake), 30 minutes from Narbonne and Carcassonne (and its airport) and hour from airports at Béziers and Perpignan, and 45 minutes to beaches


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